School trips to the United Arab Emirates are a fantastic introduction to the Middle East and the Arabic culture for your students.
A school trip to the UAE is ideal for geography groups focusing on human geography, the impact on the environment of rapid urbanisation or the importance of sustainability. They’re also a great option to broaden students’ horizons by experiencing an entirely different culture.
Why visit the United Arab Emirates?
Discover the delights of Dubai
Most of our groups who visit the United Arab Emirates on a school trip choose to base themselves in glittering Dubai. From your base in Dubai, we can also arrange an excursion to Abu Dhabi.
One of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, Dubai offers a true rags-to-riches story and illustrates the power and wealth that comes from the discovery of oil.
You’ll enjoy a guided tour of Dubai’s most important sites, including the Burj Al Arab, the Jumeirah Mosque and the Al Fahidi Fort. We can also arrange a cruise of Dubai’s marina on a traditional Dhow, where you’ll be served a traditional Arabian meal.
Learn about rapid urbanisation
The discovery of oil meant that Dubai quickly went from a small fishing village to a sprawling metropolis and this rapid urbanisation combined with the harsh desert environment has led to many environmental issues. In order to combat these issues, Dubai has become one of the world leaders in sustainability research.
This all makes Dubai a fantastic choice for a geography school trip. Your students will have the exciting opportunity to visit the Al Hefaiyah Reserve to learn about water use in the United Arab Emirates, one of the driest countries on Earth.
You’ll also be able to visit the Emirates Bio-Farm to learn about sustainable agriculture in the United Arab Emirates!
The perfect introduction to the Middle East
The UAE may be a destination that you have not yet considered for your school trip, but this is a country with a lot to offer. It’s an important cultural, economic and political centre for the region and is a country of desert, oases, mountains and coastlines.
A school trip to the UAE is the perfect introduction to the Middle East for your students. Immersing themselves in the culture of this part of the world will greatly develop their intercultural understanding.
You’ll have the opportunity to visit mosques, to learn about the importance of Islam in the United Arab Emirates and the wider Arabic world. You’ll visit museums to learn more about the country’s fascinating history. And you’ll enjoy some traditional Arabian meals and entertainment. This will be an unforgettable school trip for your students and one that leaves them with a greater appreciation of other cultures and the joy of travel.
Book with Halsbury
Take a look at our range of United Arab Emirates school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.